Will droid phone work on Wifi if not activated with a carrier?

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  1. cbobik

    cbobik New Member

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    I would like to buy my daughter (age 11) a droid to use at home over wifi only. I am not interested in her actually using it as a phone. It would be used like an ipod touch.

    Is it possible to buy a new or used phone and have it work over wifi and still be able to access the google android market, without activating it and paying the monthly data fee?
     
  2. kptphalkon

    kptphalkon Active Member

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    I believe it should work just fine. A freind of mine was having 'bill payment issues' and could still use the phone perfectly well over WiFi
     
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    Should be able to. After switching to my TBolt I still used my D1 for games and music off my house WiFi.

    ADR6400L
     
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    I bought a Droid 1 from a friend and I'm using it on wifi while I hot-rod it and get used to it.

    So, short answer, yes.
     
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    Yes it will work over wifi

    Sent from my DROIDX
     
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    Life is a gift

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    That is what I thought. Are you able to still purchase apps over wifi? If so, I am assuming you only have to put in the gmail account information, correct?
     
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    Yes correct.. you can by apps just a little faster over Wifi

    Sent from my DROIDX
     
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